City Life

Sun Prairie's children's museum aims to open in fall 2021

Despite challenges in 2020, Explore Children’s Museum pushes forward.

The team at the Explore Children’s Museum of Sun Prairie had big plans in 2020 — they hoped to launch two traveling exhibits by the fall and get the nonprofit off the ground. Then COVID-19 hit.

Green jobs could light the way in a post-pandemic economy

Before the COVID-19 crisis, clean energy jobs were growing one and a half times faster than overall employment in Wisconsin.

Before the COVID-19 crisis, clean energy jobs were growing one and a half times faster than overall employment in Wisconsin.

GALLERY: Top photos of 2020

Take a look at some of Madison Magazine staff member's favorite photos over the past year.

Take a look at some of Madison Magazine staff member's favorite photos over the past year.

Top 10 Madison Magazine articles of 2020

As we turn the page into a new year, we wanted to share some of our favorite stories from 2020.

As we turn the page into a new year, we wanted to share some of our favorite stories from 2020.

TELL US: Share your New Year's Resolution!

2020 has been an unprecedented year for us all. Share what you're looking forward to in 2021!

2020 has been an unprecedented year for us all. Now is the time to move forward with high hopes for the year to come.

Carlton Jenkins is up for the challenge

As the new superintendent of the Madison Metropolitan School District, Carlton Jenkins’ career comes full circle.

As the new superintendent of the Madison Metropolitan School District, Carlton Jenkins’ career comes full circle.

Snowshoe your way through Madison’s parks

Snowshoeing is easy, quiet and relatively safe compared to most of our state’s favorite frozen pastimes, so let's clip in.

Snowshoeing is easy, quiet and relatively safe compared to most of our state’s favorite frozen pastimes, so let's clip in.

When safer at home isn’t

With domestic abuse rising, hotline calls increasing in complexity and people isolated more than ever due to COVID-19 precautions, advocates say it’s critical to stay connected to your neighbors.

With domestic abuse rising, hotline calls increasing in complexity and people isolated more than ever due to COVID-19 precautions, advocates say it’s critical to stay connected to your neighbors.

Madison's Top Nurses 2020

We pay tribute to courageous and compassionate front line nurses who show up, lead and innovate to care for patients.

We pay tribute to courageous and compassionate front line nurses who show up, lead and innovate to care for patients.

Top Nurses 2020: Ryan Klaustermeier serves with heart

Ryan Klaustermeier of Heartland Hospice is a recipient of the leadership award.

For Ryan Klaustermeier, every decision made at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic was focused on the best possible outcomes for his team and patients.

Meet our top nurse finalists

We decided to recognize every nurse who was nominated in our biennial program.

This year especially, as our nurses have become essential workers, we decided to recognize every nurse who was nominated in our biennial program.

Local entrepreneur finds opportunity and hope despite the pandemic

Mike Zhang has shifted from backpacks to face masks

Fenrici generated $1 million in sales in its first year — a feat, according to Forbes, achieved by fewer than 1% of Amazon sellers — and was projected to double sales in 2020. But mere weeks after that interview was published, COVID-19 slammed the U.S.

What's next for the Madison Public Market?

It’s been more than 15 years since the idea for a Madison Public Market was born, and there have been many stops and starts along the way.

It’s been more than 15 years since the idea for a Madison Public Market was born, and there have been many stops and starts along the way. Will this year’s developments, despite a public health crisis, finally lead to a 2022 opening?